I have had many supernatural experiences in my life which I will share in time but I feel compelled to share this one experience with you now.
I started working on Green Island Resort in Queensland in 1997. On my first Christmas on the island us staff had a private exclusive party at the end of the jetty. Management approved because the jetty is 1.25 km long and shaped like a persons arm (Slightly L-Shaped) so guests wouldn't be disturbed by any noise. AT 10. 30pm the last group of us staff gathered and walked down the long jetty carrying our partywares excited to catch up to the rest of the staff who had started while we were working our evening shift. The floor of the jetty was still warm from the days sun, we'd had amazing weather all week.
From the end of the jetty we had complete unobstructed view of the whole jetty and island from where we were all sitting. Surprisingly the party started to break early shortly after our arrival, one girl saying 'I'm not going to be caught out here after midnight,' and they got up, excused themselves and left. I dismissed it thinking they were working early in the morning and thought nothing else of it.
There was still 9 of us remaining (6 girls and 3 guys) behind enjoying the still warm starry tropical balmy night until 1.15am when we decided it was time to pack it in. We all packed up and started walking back along the jetty when one of the girls let out a terrified scream and pointed to the jetty floor then ran. A mili-second later everyone looked down to see wet footprints on the jetty all over the place! That was it... Everyone just screamed and bolted... Yelling back at us 'Run, its the ghost!'
Frozen for a moment by the screams and mass histeria of the disappearing entourage and still wondering what on earth was going on I looked at Rowan who had frozen on the spot right next to me. We were the two newest staff members to the island crew and we were planted there. We both felt it... Overwhelming fear within us... But a need to just stay calm and still. There was no danger.
Comforted that I was not there alone I told Rowan not to move and don't be scared. I looked down again and could see the wet footprints clearly. I swear it looked like someone has just climbed up on the jetty from the water and stood dripping with water pooled in their footprints. I bent down and touched them and said to Rowan, "They're COMPLETELY BONE DRY." He bent down and touched one of the footprints visibly wet with water, pooled like when you get out of the bath. The jetty lights even reflected on the water pools in the footprints. You could see drips between the footprints from wet clothes and sprays of water that extended passed the toes of the prints where you could tell the water had been flicked while the person was walking... But they were bone dry! Rowan said, "You're right!"
We crouched there for a moment trying to put the pieces together of what was just happening when we looked around us and realised the footprints had covered most of the length of the jetty in front of us and behind us. Thats when we felt something around us, first it was fear and our inpulse was to run but I grabbed hold of Rowan's arm so he wouldn't bolt and leave me. I told him it's ok, nothings going to happen to us if we stay together. There is someone here and I can feel it. He said, "Yea, I feel it too."
Then on the ground right in front of us fresh foot prints just appeared one by one after another trailing towards us then turned and walked more as though someone invisible was trying to find a place that seemed appropriate to jump off the side of the jetty, then decided to turn around and head back to where another prospective jumping point had been previously spotted. Rowan & I couldn't see anyone - only the footprints as they were being made.
I don't know why or what posessed me to but I immediately called out, "Hello... I know you're a spirit still swimming here under the jetty jumping off. Maybe you need to go on and rest. Find peace if you can. We mean no harm and I know you mean no harm to us. God Bless you. Rest and find peace." I pulled Rowan to the side of the jetty, both of us still watching the paused footprints at the jetty's edge water still pooling in the same spot, then we saw a wide splash sprayed out but with little height like someone skiing on the water in a small area all at once. The splash didn't sound like a deep splash sound. It was a strangely shallow splash sound even though it was quite a high tide. Then there was nothing.
We paused there for what seemed a while while I prayed then we both felt it ok to walk back. I sensed the spirit wasn't worried about us being there... I felt it was just going about its own thing... Minding its own business just jumping and swimming off the jetty.
When Rowan and I got back to the staff quarters everyone there wanted to know what we saw. We never told them what we witnessed and discovered about the footprints. Thats when they told us a man who had dived off the jetty on a midnight swim some years before the resort was built, broke his neck and drowned. (Rowan and I believe that explains the bizarre splash we both saw...) It wasn't a high reaching splash like what you would expect from someone jumping into deep water because it was low tide when he apparently dived in. We also believe the skiing affect of the splash Rowan and I saw was his body keeling over in the low depth.
To this day, after midnight he still walks the jetty scouting a safe place to dive off. He hasn't hurt anyone or scared anyone (everyone who's been frightened were only frightened by themselves of what they didn't expect to see). He just goes about his routine enjoying what he's doing. I really think he is happy still swimming and diving off the jetty.